The MRes Health Sciences Research (Renal) programme is new for 2019. In it you will develop essential skills for postgraduate research with a particular emphasis on renal sciences. The MRes is suitable for graduates in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and bioscience subjects who wish to develop their renal research skills.

This course is run by members of Bristol Renal, a group that covers the translational spectrum from basic science to applied health services research. The group comprises about 50 research staff including eight principal investigators, clinical lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, clinical and non-clinical research fellows, PhD students and technicians.

Eight-month laboratory and epidemiology renal research projects will be offered to students, including those with links to the UK Renal Registry here at Bristol. In-depth independent performance analysis metrics (SciVal, Elsevier) demonstrate that Bristol is a top research grouping internationally for glomerular disease and proteinuria. Our world-class research environment will also be evident in the research-led lectures delivered on this course.

Study Details:

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

The programme comprises two 10-credit units and two 20-credit units, along with a 120-credit research project. You will have a choice of two different projects: in renal sciences or in renal epidemiology/health sciences. The project consists of an extended period of research work, followed by writing a thesis, a viva and an oral presentation. You can choose to undertake a clinical placement alongside the project.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MRes Health Sciences Research (Renal).

Student Destinations

This programme is suitable for students with a clinical or biosciences background who want to develop their research skills before embarking on a research/clinical career in academia or the pharmaceutical industry. It provides the ideal foundation for further studies leading to a PhD.


UK/EU: full-time £5,250 UK/EU: part-time (two years) £2,625 Overseas: full-time £18,300 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £8,400 Additional fees Bench fee £4,000

Entry Requirements

Graduates in a biological or related science or medical subject will normally be expected to hold an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants intercalating from the professional programmes of medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences will need to have successfully completed year three before they can be considered for this programme. Graduates of these professional programmes are also eligible to apply.

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